Accession Number:

ADA088837

Title:

Ecuadorean-Peruvian Rivalry in the Upper Amazon,

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Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

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Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

315.0

Abstract:

The dispute between Ecuador and Peru over their boundaries in the Upper Amazon basin is perhaps the lengthiest unresolved controversy among the South American states. It has thrice led to hostilities between the neighboring countries, threatened inter-American solidarity at the onset of World War II, forced a reorganization of the Organization of American States OAS and still places obligations on the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Chile as guarantors of a peace settlement concluded in 1942 but not yet completely executed. Although the dispute is quiescent in April 1979, it could be revived either as a result of a chance incident or of the exigencies of domestic politics in either country. In this event it would constitute a problem for the United States and the other guarantors. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE